We have made a quick-release Ditch-Kit that holds two large mouth 1L water bottles. They are dry, see-through, tough as nails and perfect for storing your survival gear. Attached to a deck-mounted platform with built-in floatation, handle, reflective binding and side anchor straps to secure additional items. The whole kit can be instantly released, letting you grab it and go.
1L bottles and ditch kit in image not included.
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This is a nice idea, simple but well-executed. The kit holds two 1L Nalgene-type or similar bottles (not included), within which you put whatever gear you like. The side lash loops both have quick-release buckles so to grab this in an emergency you must manually flip both buckles, then the kit comes free. Overall it's not much bigger than the two bottles, so it's a bit bulky for a kayak deck but not too bad, and certainly can fit in the cockpit. Also for an expedition-rigged SUP, can be lashed on top of other gear, ready to go as a ditch kit OR first-aid kit.
Reviewed by: Dr. B from Baltimore, MD.